Monday, January 6, 2014

Guest Designing for Love to Scrap! Challenge

Hello Dreamers!
How are you??  We are getting tons of snow here in Michigan.  So, another nice day to stay in and make cards.  I will be making cards again this year for the "From the Heart Card Drive" organized by Winter Sims.  The drive is for Valentine's Day card for hospitalized children.  Very good cause!!  Today's card is one of the cards I have made for the drive.  That's one!!  LOL.  I will just make as many as I can before the Jan. 30th deadline.

*****AND, I was selected as one of the Guest Designers for the

I will be designing for the two challenges in January!
Here is the info on the challenge that starts today:

LTSCB #21: "Anything Goes!"
The Challenge dates are January 6-19

The Fabulous Sponsors are:

 Technique Junkies    (prize is a Mini Album Mania specialty CD) 

 The Paper Nest Dolls    (prize is a $25 gift certificate to online store - good for digital and rubber stamps)

For my project, I used a Technique from Technique Junkies and an image from the Paper Nest Dolls.

Materials List:
Technique Junkies CS-Stampin' Up Companion tutorial called " Framelit Latch Card.  
The Paper Nest Dolls image: Hammock Owen
CS: Bashful Blue Stampin Up; Burgundy; White
Decorative Paper: My Eye's Eye
Spellbinder's die


  • I used the Tutorial to make this gate fold card with the interlocking components 

  • I added a narrow ribbon to the front.

  • And then surprise!  One the inside I added the image colored with Copic markers

This is what the inside looks like when the card is unfolded.

  • I stamped a Valentine's Day sentiment too.

*************And how about a few challenges for my Valentine's Day card!!
Paper Nest dolls: anything goes with a Paper Nest Dolls stamp
Allsorts: free and easy
Open Minded Crafting Fun: use a new tool or technique---I used a new technique: Framelit                       Latch Card
Send A Smile  4 Kids: Valentine's for kids
Brown Sugar: use ribbon or twine
Avenue 613: anything goes

Well, I am going to head back to the studio and make a few more Valentine's Day cards!!  Hope you are having a great day, too!  Love ya.


  1. Awesome job, love the image you colored too. He was so fun to work with. Glad you have joined us at Love To Scrap! Awesome layout with this card. I like how it all works together. Way to go!

    Leanne DT@LTS!

  2. Love the paper you have used on your lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

  3. What a great card!! I love it!! Love the papers, the colors!! and then the way it opens.. that is brilliant!! Love your image on the inside too!! Absolutely wonderful!! So glad you came and played with us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  4. Sweet card, lovely technique

  5. So glad you're guest designing with us this month! Love what you did with the sweet Owen image! Awesome card design!

  6. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. What a neat technique! Great card for a great cause! Glad you are joining us as a Guest Designer this month at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina DT

  8. Beautiful card! I love your choice of Patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

  9. Oh, WOW, Karen, what a clever card, was going to say elegant, from the front view, but have to say Elegant and FUN...thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xxx

    ps Congratulations on your GDT spot hun xxx

  10. what a lovely card and great technique such pretty papers and image too, Thanks for joining open minded fun challenge & good luck Pam DT xx

  11. Wonderful Creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.

  12. Love your use of this gorgeous PND image... fabulous colouring and paper choice.. and that gatefold makes it perfect!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Nest Dolls this time.. looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

    Christine x

  13. This is so pretty...I love the surprise element and the drama---beign so simple outside yet brightly colored inside. Perfect job! So glad you showcased your project in our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. Be sure to join us tomorrow (1/12/2014) for our 1st Year Blogaversary Challenge with many prizes to be won. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  14. such an inventive card!! what a great idea, i'll have to try and make a card like that! the colors are great and the whole project is elegant and very harmonious
    proud to have you on love to scrap! team this week !

  15. Wonderful Design. Great work with the image. Thanks for being a Guest Designer at Love To Scrap.

  16. I love the way your card opens with the interlocking diecut - very cool! Congrats on being a guest designer this month at Love to Scrap!

  17. woooow love that new technique that you have tried!!! Love how you have used the image on the inside. So very clever!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  18. This gate fold card is wonderful! I love how it opens and reveals Owen in his hammock. Your coloring is spot on too....good job. Thanks for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Heidi - PND DT

  19. great cause, the stamp inside is fabulous! and the hinge on the front gorgeous!...congrats as well on your new DT.
    hugs from california

  20. Such a cute card, with the boyn the hammock. You colored it pefectly. Thanks for guest designing this month.


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